The City of Pittsburgh Releases the Oakland Neighborhood Plan for Public Comment
PITTSBURGH – The City of Pittsburgh has released a draft of the Oakland Plan and associated Zoning Proposal for public comment. The plan contains goals, policies, and a vision for the Oakland neighborhood and lists out projects and programs for organizations, institutions, and public sector partners in Oakland to complete over the next 10 years.
The City has been working with partner agencies and local non-profits in the Oakland community to create a 10-year plan for those who live, work, study, and play in the Oakland area. The plan includes new land-use regulations, transportation and infrastructure improvements, and public programs and covers North, Central, South, and West Oakland. After the public comment period, the Oakland Plan will go before the City’s Planning Commission for adoption, and once adopted, the Oakland Plan will become city policy and guide public and private investments.
“Our goal with neighborhood planning is to empower residents to take an active role in their community’s future,” said Department of City Planning (DCP) Deputy Director Andrew Dash. “This draft is the culmination of over two years of work in the Oakland neighborhood and will encourage continued growth for years to come. For example, the rezoning proposals will support job creation and affordable housing, two long-desired goals for Oaklanders.”
The Oakland Plan is the fifth plan to be drafted as part of DCP’s neighborhood planning program and the first to use the City’s Neighborhood Plan Guide, which was adopted in March 2020.
The draft plan is available for review through April 6, 2022. Elements of the plan can be found by scanning QR codes throughout Oakland for a specific proposal, browsing the plan by chapter or topic, or by reviewing a map of the proposals in various portions of Oakland. Also, there are multiple options for providing comments:
Once the comment period closes, the Oakland Plan will be presented to the City’s Planning Commission on April 19, 2022, at 2 PM. Learn more about the hearing at https://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/upcoming.